• 11 Ex-PDP ministers may join APC

    11 Ex-PDP ministers may join APC

    According to reports, there were strong indications yesterday that 11 former ministers during the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan may soon join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    It was also learnt that there is pressure on ex-Governor Jolly Nyame, Senator Andy Uba and some Senators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to shift base to the APC.

    An opposition governor is yet to make up his mind on whether to defect to the ruling party.

    The planned defection of the 11 ex-ministers is […]

  • Drop non performing ministers, tackle poverty, APC chieftain tells Buhari

    Drop non performing ministers, tackle poverty, APC chieftain tells Buhari

    Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress [APC] in Kaduna State, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to drop non-performing ministers.

    Baba-Ahmed gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Sunday.

    He also urged the President to quickly push through, policies that would reduce current high level of poverty in the country.

    “If you go by the opinion of a lot of Nigerians, some of the ministers are just filling up space.

    “There is a […]

  • Ministers hold retreat, set to unveil National Economic Blueprint

    Ministers hold retreat, set to unveil National Economic Blueprint

    Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has revealed that the government would soon unveil its economic blueprint for the country.

    Following two days of brainstorming in Abuja, organized by Udoma’s ministry, with various teams drawn from the public and private sector, Udoma revealed that the president’s economic vision and Strategic Implementation Plan, drawn up by his ministry, along with vibrant ideas canvassed and analysed at the retreat, would be harmonised and launched at the federal government’s comprehensive economic […]

  • British, French ministers snub EU talks on Trump

    British, French ministers snub EU talks on Trump

    The British and French foreign ministers are to miss special talks with their EU counterparts on Sunday to discuss Donald Trump’s stunning US election win in a sign of divisions over how to deal with the new president.

    European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini summoned the ministers for dinner in Brussels after Republican Trump stormed to victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton on a platform which questioned America’s commitment to Europe.

    But British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson will not attend the meeting […]

  • Buhari charges ministers to work harder as exco marks one year

    Buhari charges ministers to work harder as exco marks one year

    President Muhammadu Buhari has charged his ministers to work harder to endear themselves to Nigerians.

    The ministers would have spent one year in office by tomorrow.

    The President gave the charged during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting ‎where members took a look at the progress the administration has so far made, the sundry challenges among others and the commitments the government has to the people.

    The FEC yesterday gave approval for the purchase of 38 units of four-wheel Nissan Patrol at the […]

  • Corruption: No evidence to try ministers, aides – Presidency

    Corruption: No evidence to try ministers, aides – Presidency

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, has opened up on reasons why members of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and appointees of his boss have not been tried for alleged corruption.

    Adesina said this on a radio programme, The Podium, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at the weekend. He  also explained that the October 7-8 raid by the Department of State Services (DSS) on the residences of some judges was not a declaration of war on the Judiciary.

    He, however, […]

  • Suspend ministers accused of corruption – PDP tells Buhari

    Suspend ministers accused of corruption – PDP tells Buhari

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to emulate the judiciary by asking ministers accused of corruption to step aside for proper investigation.

    The party made the call in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, on Friday in Abuja.

    Adeyeye recalled that the National Judicial Council (NJC) had on Thursday announced its decision to suspend justices facing corruption charges.

    The justices are Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court, Mohammed […]

  • Buhari won’t mandate ministers, others to declare assets publicly – Presidency

    Buhari won’t mandate ministers, others to declare assets publicly – Presidency

    According to reports, the Presidency, on Saturday, said it would be illegal for President Muhammadu Buhari to force government officials to declare their assets publicly.

    The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview.

    Shehu was asked whether the president would take any action against his ministers and heads of agencies that have refused to declare their assets or whether he will compel them to do so as part of his anti-corruption drive.

    The […]

  • Bribery scandal: Afenifere asks Buhari’s ministers to resign

    Bribery scandal: Afenifere asks Buhari’s ministers to resign

    It was gathered that the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has declared that there should be no cover up in the war ongoing war against corruption in Nigeria, saying any political office holder involved in the act of corruption should be made to face the wrath of the law.

    Specifically, the group said the minsters currently serving in the cabinet of President Muhamadu Buhari who had been mentioned recently for allegedly attempting to pervert justice should resign and face prosecution .

    This was […]

  • President Buhari mandates EFCC to investigate ministers, others

    President Buhari mandates EFCC to investigate ministers, others

    Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu revealed, in Kaduna, yesterday, that they have the mandate to investigate every government official, including ministers, irrespective of political party affiliations.

    Magu, who said the mandate was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s measures towards winning the war against corruption, disclosed that, “every  government official is under investigation without them knowing it.”

    He said this during a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the National Union of Textiles and Garment Tailoring Workers […]

  • Senate suspends work on 2017 budget, summons ministers

    Senate suspends work on 2017 budget, summons ministers

    Crisis is brewing between the National Assembly and the Federal Government over the 2017 budget.

    The Senate has suspended work on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) and invited Budget and Planning Minister, Udoma Udo Udoma as well as Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun to brief its leadership on key areas of the budget.

    In a letter dated October 19, 2016, signed by the Senate Leader Ali Ndume, the minister of finance is expected to appear and […]